Shia LaBeouf Is Going Play His Own Father in a New Biopic
It's safe to say that Shia LaBeouf is an unpredictable man. Now we’re about to find out why.
If for some reason, you were waiting for an indie drama based on the life of Shia LaBeouf and his bad relationship with his father, wait no longer. LaBeouf is set to play his own father in his new biopic Honey Boy, which is loosely based on his life. ‘Honey Boy’ was LaBeouf’s childhood name.
The film will follow the story of a child star who is trying to fix his relationship with his law-breaking, alcoholic dad. Lucas Hedges will play a younger Shia LaBeouf in the family drama which is set over the course of a decade, but the character’s name is set to be Otis Lort.
The film revisits Otis Lort when he is 22 years old, and his life has gone all kinds of wrong; he is no longer employable in the TV or film industries thanks to his poor behaviour, and then becomes diagnosed with childhood PTSD.
Lucas Hedges has recently starred in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird - both of which have been critically acclaimed. Hedges also starred in Boy Erased, a coming-of-age drama based on Garrad Conley’s memoir, where the son of a pastor is forced to go to conversion therapy. The movie is getting some serious hype and Oscar nods, while Hedges was also nominated for an Oscar this year for his role in Manchester by the Sea.
The biopic will be directed by Alma Har’el, and LaBeouf has written the script. Filming will start in May and although we don’t know many other details just yet, Lucas Hedges starring means that we expect it to be pretty damn good.
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